Queen Anne Silver Shaving Jug
Queen Anne Silver Shaving Jug
Queen Anne Silver Shaving Jug
Queen Anne Silver Shaving Jug
Queen Anne Silver Shaving Jug
Queen Anne Silver Shaving Jug
Queen Anne Silver Shaving Jug
Queen Anne Silver Shaving Jug
Queen Anne Silver Shaving Jug
Queen Anne Silver Shaving Jug
Queen Anne Silver Shaving Jug
Queen Anne Silver Shaving Jug
Queen Anne Silver Shaving Jug

DAVID WILLAUME (1658-1741)

Queen Anne Silver Shaving Jug

1711 London England

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An extremely rare early English silver jug of plain oval flattened design. Britannia standard silver*. To the front is a hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. This form of jug was introduced in the late 17th century and would have been used together with a shaving basin. Contains 500 ml. Weight 702 grams, 22.5 troy ounces. Height 19.8 cms (to top of thumbpiece). Spread 14.5 cms. London 1711. Maker David Willaume.
This excellent jug is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. With a full set of clear English silver hallmarks on the body and lions head erased mark to the lid. Good patina. The cartouche with armorial is contemporary and the engraving is still crisp.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
The earliest known shaving jug dates back to Charles II reign in 1687 and is usually of flattened oval section. The shaving basin is usually circular or oval with a semi-circular section cut from the lip to accommodate the neck of the person being shaved.

*Britannia Standard silver. In 1696, so extensive had become the melting and clipping of coinage that the silversmiths were forbidden to use the sterling standard for their wares, but had to use a new higher standard, 95.8 per cent. New hallmarks were ordered, “the figure of a woman commonly called Britannia” and the lion’s head erased (torn off at the neck) replacing the lion passant and the leopard’s head crowned. This continued until the old standard of 92.5 per cent was restored in 1720. Britannia standard silver still continues to be produced even today.
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